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PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (PICK A FICTIONAL PLACE)

There are many concrete places we have visited; all spectacular locales and views. But as poets/writers we tend to rely on our imaginations at times and go to even more  fabulous destinations. 22 more words

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Thoughts on Karma

Karma
Shall we take a moment
to ponder?
It’s not a punishment
nor is it a reward
for deeds done–
it’s more than those.
It is not a reason to feel guilty… 72 more words

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PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (VICTORIA PEAK)

Victoria Peak is a mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island. It is also known as Mount Austin, and locally as The Peak. With an altitude of 552 m (1,811 ft), it is the highest mountain on Hong Kong island, ranked 31 in terms of altitude in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Tai Mo Shan is the highest point in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with an altitude of 957 m). 181 more words

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A Glimpse of the Miracle

If we were enlightened all of the time,
we would lose touch with reality
and we would probably be annoying
to be around.
It is the act of falling, 94 more words

Poetry

Teacher

I teach what I
most need to learn.

I grasped early
how to wrap
power around my
knuckles and
practice my high
kick. My defense… 58 more words

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PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (ST. BASIL'S CATHEDRAL)

The Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed (commonly known as Saint Basil’s Cathedral), is a church in Red Square in Moscow, Russia. The building, now a museum, is officially known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral.  100 more words

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Ever-Widening Circle of Compassion

It’s a place,
a very real place
beyond right and wrong.
It’s soft and tender
and the thought
of spending time there
can be scary– 63 more words

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